Unlike traditional rack-based systems, which centralize monitoring in a safe area, VibroSmart is designed and certified to work in harsh industrial environments characterized by explosive atmospheres, high temperatures and high mechanical stress. ATEX Zone 2 (CSA Class I Division 2) certified VibroSmart modules can be skid-mounted directly on the equipment to be monitored, requiring only a few meters of low noise cable from Meggitt’s ATEX-certified proximity probes, accelerometers, and dynamic pressure sensors.
According to Stuart Parker, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, distributed monitoring with VibroSmart presents a significant cost savings for Meggitt’s customers who require the highest level of safety assurance. “Our Ethernet-enabled system costs up to 30% less to install and is priced by the channel, so more assets can be monitored for less capital investment, with no compromise on performance.”
Each two-channel module can operate independently for continuous, online monitoring of smaller critical assets and dispersed balance-of-plant equipment requiring low-channel counts. Multiple modules can be combined to achieve API-standard machinery monitoring functions for turbomachinery and large critical assets. The VibroSight server can communicate with multiple VibroSmart networks.